Victor Osimhen rebuffs exit talks amid Liverpool, Manchester United interest

Victor Osimhen has been linked with a move away from Napoli in recent months, with Liverpool and Manchester United keen.

Victor Osimhen has established himself as one of the finest strikers in the game, and clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United are all keeping tabs on him.

However, the 24-year-old striker has now played down rumours of a potential exit, insisting that he is happy to continue at Napoli. Osimhen also heaped praise on Serie A, claiming that it is very difficult to compete in Italy from a physical and tactical point of view.

He said via Daily Mirror, “I am happy at Napoli .People don’t know how difficult it is to play in Serie A. From a tactical and physical point of view, it’s one of the most difficult leagues to play in.”

It will be interesting to see if clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United try to sign the player in the coming months. He is one of the best players in the world right now and helped Napoli win the league title last season.

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The Nigerian international managed to score 31 goals across all competitions, and he has been in fine form this season as well. Osimhen would certainly improve Liverpool, who are in direct contact over a move, in the final third, and he could be an interesting acquisition for the raids especially if Mohamed Salah leaves the club at the end of the season.

Jurgen Klopp would have to change his tactics to accommodate him in the starting lineup alongside Darwin Nunez. But he could certainly replicate Salah’s numbers in the Premier League. On the other hand, Manchester United need to sign a reliable goalscorer, and the Nigerian would be a superb acquisition.

He is certainly far more developed compared to Rasmus Hojlund, and his arrival would allow the youngster to develop without being put under too much pressure. It will be interesting to see if Napoli can hold on to the player beyond next summer.

The striker’s relationship with the Italian club has reportedly soured after a video emerged on the club’s social media channels mocking the Nigerian international. There were rumours that Osimhen could take legal action against the club for the social media post.

Since then, the situation has been resolved but the relationship between the two parties is currently strained. It remains to be seen whether Liverpool and Manchester United can take advantage of the situation and sign the player at the end of the season.

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